IM is a Swedish development cooperation organisation working to achieve a world free from poverty and exclusion.
We are working in the following areas:

Social inclusion

All individuals should have the right to be an equal member of society, with the same human rights regardless of gender, disabilities and social status.

Economic inclusion

Everyone deserves to be in control of their own economic life and have the possibility to earn their own income, own land and afford an education.

Civil society and civic space

The civil society plays an important part in a democratic society. It represents and defends marginalized groups while raising awareness.


Uprising in Swaziland brutally crushed

The anger against Mswati has grown for several years. The king has acted cold-hearted to the demands for democratic reforms made during the protests. What also angers the people is the king’s use of the state…

Jul 7, 2021

Comment: Violence in Palestine must end

Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured and many have been killed in recent days of violence, which has escalated since Israeli security forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s most sacred sites. Israel’s occupation…

May 11, 2021

Anders Kompass proposed as new chairman of IM

Anders Kompass has worked with development issues and human rights for almost 40 years, both in civil society, the UN system and as a diplomat. He has mediated between the government and the guerrilla in El…

Mar 26, 2021

’Case Manuela’ might change the legislation

Like many other poor women in rural El Salvador, Manuela lacked education. Her life was just hard work and she married early. She gave birth to two children at home because she lacked access to maternity…

Mar 9, 2021

Humanium Metal by IM

Humanium Metal is transforming illegal seized firearms from governmental weapons destruction programmes in regions affected by armed violence into non-lethal commodities for peace. The income generated with Humanium Metal is re-invested into communities affected by gun violence, aiming to break the vicious cycle of violence and poverty. Through the initiative the private sector, right-holders, civil society, consumers and governments are connected in a virtuous cycle for peace and security.

Where we are

IM collaborates with partners in fifteen countries in six areas of the world. Here you will find more information about our work in all countries.